When researching a company it is helpful to begin by finding out if the company is a public company, a private company, or a subsidiary of a larger parent company. This will give you an idea of where you might look for information, and what type of information is likely to be available.
A public company:
A private company:
Use the suggested resources listed below and the business research databases to gather information about companies. In addition to what you find in these resources, company web sites are also a great place to search for information about a company. Companies will often include information about top executives, annual reports, and key financial information on their public web site. Use company websites carefully as the information and data can be biased.
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